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Buel Hunt Deming

July 15, 1805
May 1, 1826
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Biographical Notes:
Buel Hunt Deming was the first of eight children. His parents were Stephen and Sarah Buel Deming. Stephen, a hotel keeper and tanner in Litchfield County not only had Buel educated in Litchfield, but three of his other chidren studied in their hometown as well. From 1821-1823 Buel studied at the Litchfield Female Academy. In 1825 he entered the Litchfield Law School. Buel passed while still pursuing his legal education in 1826.

Years at school:
LLS: 1825; LFA: 1821-1823

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In the Ledger:
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Woodruff, George Catlin. "LLS Notes." (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 21.

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